2018 Sage Moon Energy Report

New Moon in Capricorn

Happy New Moon!

It is the first New Moon of the year, and this particular moon is giving us that "new year" feel we've all been looking for and anticipating.

Capricorn is a practical and grounded sign telling us that it's time to get real about what we want in life.

 

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Being an Earth Sign, this Capricorn New Moon is asking us to do something solid to ensure the growth ahead. 

Capricorn plays a big role in the skies this month. There is a lot of progress to be made if you can keep yourself focused on your goals. 

Each New Moon cycle we look into the lunar energy for the month ahead and pull cards to help us steer the energetic waves. 

Read on to see what the New cycle holds for you!

 
 

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The New Moon in Capricorn is really asking us to face some realities we may have been wanting to avoid. It's time to put your focus into a place that will help you see real growth in your life.

Many of the goals that once felt unattainable are now proving themselves to be within reach. Now is the time to take some solid steps towards these goals. 

Capricorn knows this will take some work on your end. 

Capricorn energy is very potent right now. Strictness, responsibility, goals and preparation are on the forefront right now.

Saturn is in it's home sign of Capricorn, and the sun has recently joined it there. Venus (ruler of relationships, healing, and creativity) is also conjunct this New Moon, bringing relationships, health and order to the spotlight. 

The New Moon is square Uranus which may have feeling the need for change, aware of our boredom, and wanting to rebel in many ways. The New Moon is also sextile Mars, so energy may be heightened, passions stoked, mood swings can happen.. and there is a huge need to release this energy physically! This aspect paired with the conjunction of Venus may be effecting our relationships asking us what we truly want in our lives and showing us the steps towards how to get there.

Let Capricorn's energy guide you this month. Be practical about your goals and begin taking the steps that are needed to get you where you want to be.

The Card Pulled for this cycle is the Manifest Card. The New Moon is the perfect time to set intentions for the future. Tonight's New Moon holds many potent energy for manifestation with the diligent sign of Capricorn on our side. Be aware of what you are manifesting right now, and take steps to intentionally work towards manifesting your goals. What steps can you take during this New Moon? How can you solidify and support the growth and manifestation of your dreams? 

1-24-18 First Quarter Moon

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The First Quarter Moon takes place in the gentle sign of Taurus. Patience, practicality and diligence are on the rise, aiding support to the ebbing Capricorn energy.

Taurus, the Lover is helping nurture the seeds that we planted during this New Moon. The Earth signs can feel a bit slow moving at times, but trust in the inevitable growth. Continue to do your side of nurturing, and trust that the universe is doing the rest.

Persistent effort is rewarded right now. It's best to not do anything rash, instead focus on the growth, no matter how small or slow it may seem at this time. 

Card Pulled for this cycle is the Create Card. There is a lot that you can do right now. The Waxing Moon ignites our energy and expands our mind into new realms. The door to your imagination is open! Walk through the door. The realm of your imagination holds answers to your questions and keys to help you create the life you want. 

1-31-18 Full Blue Moon & Lunar Eclipse

This is the first lunar eclipse of the year, and it happens to be a Blue Moon and a Super Moon. A Blue Moon is the second Full Moon in one month. Because of the modern calendar that we use, Blue Moons are rare. Being paired with the Lunar Eclipse makes for a very special Lunar Event! In fact, this is the first time it's happened in 150 years! 

The Blue Moon is a reminder. Remember your own fullness. Remember your own magick and magnetic power. This Full Moon is taking place in Leo, the Hero. Leo can sometimes be seen as a selfish or self-centered sign.. but there are many healthy aspects of selfishness. Make yourself a priority during this time. You are the one that holds all of the answers deep within you.

Remember your magick. Allow this Blue Moon in Leo to remind you of your own greatness.

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Blue Moon Full Moon Reading | Spirit de la Lune
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This Full Moon is also the Sage Moon!

The Sage Moon is an indication that spring is on it's way. Winter nights are slowly becoming warmer and the light is returning to the land once again. 

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Like Persephone, we are soon making our journey back from the underworld. What lessons have you learned from your journey within this year? What message did you bring back from the underworld? There is a light at the end of the tunnel waiting to reveal your next step. Walk through this door and let the light shine through you and break you open.

As you prepare for this new chapter, take time to really release what is holding you back. Look at the lessons you have learned from your past and utilize them for your future. 

 

2-7-18 Last Quarter Moon

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The Last Quarter Moon takes place in Scorpio. Scorpio is the Shaman and represents our own inner wisdom.

Scorpio tends to always make things a little more black and white. This can often be an emotionally intense time for many. The veil is lifted and messages from your guides or higher self may be making themselves known. 

Find a healthy outlet to express these emotions. 

This is a good time for magick making and preparing for the next New Moon. Spend some time alone to recharge and regroup. 

The Card Pulled for this phase is Surrender. You are being asked to look deep within yourself. What do you need to release? There may be a sense of sacrifice from this, but surrendering doesn't always have to come with a price. Sometimes when we surrender, we really are winning. Surrender and let the current take you. Take time to heal and look within. The ebbing moon in Scorpio provides for emotionally unstable waters. Surrender to it and know that it can be realized as a blessing in your future. 

This is the week before the next New Moon. Surrender. Go within, be aware of what is standing in your way, and take the steps towards releasing it.

 

New Moon Blessings! 

We are excited about this month. It looks like a lot can happen this month towards reaching our goals. Don't forget to check back here on the 31st for the Lunar Eclipse Blue Moon Ceremony! Before we are off to charge our decks and crystals... we have a few announcements!

Spirit de la Lune is back in stock

Spirit de la Lune is back in stock!

Finally! Spirit de la Lune is back in stock and shipping times will go back to 2-5 business days this week. Please have patience with us as we ship our orders that have been on back order since December. 

We are doing our best to limit time spent in back order and will be looking into some fun wholesalers this week! So if you've sent us an email.. please stay tuned!

Spirit de la Lune Lunar wall calendars are back!

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We are taking preorders for the 2018 Calendars! 

These calendars follow the phases of the moon while featuring images from the Spirit de la Lune oracle deck

Made to help you tune to the moon with daily moon phases, astrological transits, and featuring space for new moon intentions and full moon blessings.

The calendar measures 9x9 inches closed and 9x18 inches when open. Printed on high quality paper with a vibrant glossy finish.

Tune to the Moon Sistarhood

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The Tune to the Moon Sistarhood is an ongoing MOONthly subscription. For each moon cycle of 2018 you will receive the Tune to the Moon printable planner starting with the Wolf Moon cycle beginning on 12/18/17. 

You will also have access to the private Tune to the Moon Sistarhood circle on Facebook, where we will build a magickal community, and tune into the Lunar and Cosmic energies together!

We would love for you to join us!

Pay moonthly or annually!!

Introducing the Mini Moon Printable Oracle Cards! 

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Happy New Moon!!

 Don't forget to cleanse your decks and crystals tonight under the New Moon! While we usually only do Full Moon Ceremonies here on the blog, tonight is a powerful night for making your intentions! 

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2018 Full Wolf Moon: Create Your own Moon Circle Gathering

Welcome to 2018 and Happy Full Super Wolf Moon!

The Wolf Moon is a time to celebrate with your tribe, so we thought we would show you how to create your own moon circle and celebrate with all your sistars to bring in the new year with lots of love, connection, and joy! Below we will show you the steps to creating a moon circle which you can follow for any full moon or for any ritual work that you want to do -especially in a group setting. Gather your Wolf pack and follow the steps below for a potent Full Moon gathering.  Don't forget to Howl at the Moon together! ;)

Artist: Unknown, please let us know if you do!

Artist: Unknown, please let us know if you do!

 

Invoke a theme

Before you partake in leading a moon ceremony, it is good to know the intention you wish to invoke and manifest this Full Moon. This will be the anchor for everything you do within the ceremony and will help guide you. Because it is a new year, you could do a Word of the Year ceremony with your tribe. You can read how we did ours here last year. The theme could be releasing 2017 or the theme can be self-love, abundance... whatever it may be this will be the focus of your moon ceremony.

Create the space

It is time to set Sacred Space. Where are you having the ceremony? Are you having it in your living room, or outdoors in a park or at the beach? Your environment will also play a vital role through the ceremony. What objects will you need for your ceremony? Will you be creating a potion or some kind of craft? You can also designate sistars to bring certain items. I also always suggest having items for each element: Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. you would place all your ceremony items on your altar... this will be the focal point of your Moon ceremony. 

  • Have incense and Sage for Air
  • A candle and anointing oil for Fire
  • Moon water for the Water element... Preferably the water of this current Full Moon. Set water out under the moon for at least 2 hours before the ceremony in a glass or silver bowl or glass pitcher. Fill your chalice with Moon Water and place it on your altar.
  • For Earth you can have a little bowl of salt, a bit of bread or apple slices, or you can create Moon cakes! Also any stones from the mineral Kingdom would be amazing on your altar.

Candles, music, blankets and pillows for your guests to sit on, a drum, your divination tools including our spirit de la lune deck, all would be great resources to dive deeper into the full moon with your tribe. When you set the ambiance... you can drop into your magick very quickly! 

Know your Moon Signs

Moon signs can play a vital role in the energy of the Full Moon. This Full Moon will take place for some people on Jan. 1st in the sign of Cancer... But also early on Jan. 2nd depending on your time zone and location. Our planners are all in UTC time so our planner says the Full Moon is January 2nd, but always use an app that is connected to your actual location for the most accurate Moon phase and moon sign. A Cancer Full Moon is very cozy in this phase because Cancer is ruled by the Moon in astrology. Having a Full Moon ceremony at home can add extra coziness, which Cancer loves, or on the beach would be an amazing experience for Cancer, the crab! Research other Moon signs so you can create different ceremonies and invoke different energies for each of the Full Moons for 2018!


Cast a circle

Once all your sistars are here with you, it is time to cast a circle for protection and creating a magical container for your ceremony. The elements play a profound role in manifesting our realities. We must honor each element in order to manifest our desires and maintain the balance of the energies of the circle. To open a circle you will go clockwise to build momentum. Whoever is leading the circle can call in all the elements or you can have different sistars at the different directions call in the Elements. It is up to you and your moon tribe!

Here is a simple way to call on the elements in a circle.

Air Invocation

Stand in a circle around your altar facing East, the direction of Air. (If you Say something like this or similar:

"On this Full moon night we call upon the element of Air, the winds of the East, to bless us in this rite. We welcome your whispers and thank you for your presence."

Now take your smudge wand and light the herbs and let them smoke. Smudge your whole Aura field and body and then pass it on to the next sistar moving in a clockwise manner. Let her do the same and go around until everyone has cleansed themselves. During the circle it's important to stay quiet and meditative as you create this bubble for your magick to take place. Visualize a bright violet light surrounding your circle and your altar space. The element of air is now surrounding you.

Fire Invocation

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Now everyone turn and face the South, the direction for fire. Say something like this or similar:

"We call upon the element of Fire, our sacred flame within to ignite and guide our circle on this Full Moon night. Thank you for your warmth and presence."

Now light the candle that is designated for this element. Take the anointing oil that you have chosen for tonight's circle, and place a drop on the candle. Take a drop of oil for yourself and anoint your heart chakra. Pass the anointing oil around in a clockwise manner and let each sistar anoint her heart chakra before you continue. Visualize a bright Golden Light creating a circle of warmth around your sistars and your altar.

 Water Invocation

Turn and face the West the direction of Water.  Visualize the bright Full Moon just over your circle and altar space, shining her beautiful moonlight upon you all. Say this aloud or something similar:

"We invoke the oceans of the West. Under this luminous Full moon we call upon water to connect us to our intuition and our inner Moon tides. Bless our circle with healing, connection, and love. With this drink, we purify our intentions. Thank you for your presence."

Take the chalice with Moon water and take a sip. Pass the chalice clockwise and let each sistar take a sip of the Moon water. Visualize a sapphire ocean surrounding your circle shimmering under the moonlight.

Earth Invocation

Turn and face the north the direction of Earth. Feel your feet firmly planted on the ground and tell everyone to feel the energy of the Earth move up through their feet and into their body. When you feel rooted and grounded say this or something similar:

"Under the Full Moon we call upon the energy of the Earth, our Great Mother who supports and nourishes us every day. May we always feel grounded and stay connected to our bodies, and to the love of Gaia. May this circle and this ceremony be of service to Mother Earth and to all sentient beings for the highest good of all. Thank you for your presence and protection."

Take the plate of fruit or whatever food you have on your altar and eat a piece off the plate. if you have a bowl of salt, spring a little bit of salt in the direction of North, and sprinkle a little bit on your tongue. Savor the taste and be aware of all your senses in this moment. Pass the plate or bowl along to each sistar in a clockwise motion and stay connected to your body as you take in the element of Earth. Visualize a beautiful crystalline structure surrounding your circle.

Have everyone face the center of the circle, and hold hands. Feel the the energy of the sistarhood growing stronger. Visualize the beautiful rings of the elements surrounding you and flowing through each of you! Ask everyone to call in their guides quietly, and invoke any deities you wish to work with. You are now ready to begin your ceremony!


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Set intentions

Now that the circle is cast, this would be a great time for each sistar to check in and state aloud their intentions for their own journey ahead. Be a witness to each person and allow their voice to be heard. When everyone feels ready, it is time to begin your ceremony! 

Body of ceremony

This is the part where you do your craft, make your potion, tell your stories, lead your meditation, etc. Whatever it is that you chose to do tonight this is the time to connect with each sistar, teach your magick, share your hopes and fears and dreams for 2018, etc. You have cast a circle and created the Sacred Space and container to do your work. Have fun, connect, be joyous and celebrate together under the Full Moon! 

In our Tune to the Moon Planner, we have a colorable Moondala for each Full Moon! You can color in the Wolf Moondala with your tribe! 

Close the circle

After you feel that your ceremony is completed, it is time for you and your tribe to close the circle. A lot of people close the circle going counter-clockwise, but that will usually seal off the energy... So keep this in mind: In your ceremony if you were bringing in new energy you do not want to seal it off yet. You would still want to move clockwise in your circle starting with the East again. If you were banishing old energy and releasing energy in your ceremony, then you would want to move counterclockwise starting with North or Earth element. Just keep those in mind and do what feels right to you.

Stand facing North or East, and just say a heartfelt thank you to each element for their presence and witnessing your journey here tonight. Do this for each element and move in the direction  that you feel is the right way to move for your circle. When you get to the element of Fire, snuff out the candle. After you thank all of the elements, face your altar and hold hands together. Feel your connection as a Sistarhood! Feel the energy of the Earth moving through you and feel the Moonlight flowing into you from the heavens. Move all this energy down from your hands and heart and into the Earth, sending all your love into Gaia. Ground the energy down as a collective. You can ask Gaia to take any residual energy and transmute it into something she can use for the land and her creatures, and thank Her and the Moon for their guidance and love. Thank all your guides and deities you invoked tonight!

Wine and dine

When doing spiritual work it is best to eat afterward so you can connect back into your body and literally digest the integrations and the energies that you just shifted and transformed within the circle. If you eat before, all your energy is going into digesting your food so your spiritual work probably wouldn't be as potent as it could be. You can make your moon circle a potluck and have each sistar bring snacks and dishes and have a feast! Make sure to leave a little offering plate outside for the fairies and to the spirits of the land. This is a time to connect and share what's been going on with you, and what was happening for you during the ceremony. Relax and be present with your tribe.


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We hope this helps you create a circle and gathering that is meaningful, magickal, and filled with love and joy and connection. You can use this little guide for each Full Moon and for each ceremony you do as a group. You can also adjust it for when you're going solo. We hope you have an amazing first Full Super Moon of the year, and that your 2018 is filled with Magick, love and abundance!


2018 Tune to the Moon Planner is here!

We also have our 2018 Tune to the Moon planner available to download to keep you in tune with the cosmos and the moon phases and cultivate magic with the elements in every moon phase and in every moon sign! You can also join our tune to the Moon Sisterhood if you feel called to a magical community!

2018 Wall Calendars!

We also want to announce that 2018 calendars are being created, we are just a little late on the train! But it's better late than never and we thank you for your patience, support, and love with all our offerings! We are so excited to do this for you all! Sign up for our newsletter for updates and pre-orders very soon!

 

Please share you're moon circle gatherings with us and connect with us on Instagram: @spiritdelalune and tag #tunetothemoon #spiritdelalune

Blessings to you and your tribe! Love you to the Moon and back!

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2017-18 Wolf Moon Energy Report

Happy New Moon in Sagittarius!

The Sagittarius New Moon always brings a renewed bright energy to the winter season. It is the last fire sign of the zodiac, stoking the fires until Spring. This time we land on the Wolf Moon cycle... a cycle of activation, raw energy, and highlighting the natural world around us. 

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The Wolf Moon cycle is ignited by Sagittarius and Aries, both fire signs during the waxing, or growing, phase of the moon cycle, and moves into the watery realm of Cancer for the Full Moon. We then move into the Airy sign of Libra for the Last Quarter moon of the cycle.

Earth energy comes in on December 21st, when Sun enters Capricorn shifting our focuses to responsibility, ambition, and long term plans and goals. This is a wonderful time to reflect on 2017 and make plans for 2018. Create a word of the year for 2018!

Overall, the Elements are pretty well balanced this moon cycle. The double dose of fire lends some much needed energy to us, while earthy Capricorn continues to sustain us. Mercury goes direct on December 23rd, so communications and your mind, will be less cloudy and gain more clarity! Cancer is at home in the Full Moon, so intuition and emotions will be high!


The 2018 Tune to the Moon Planner is available! 

Purchase the planner or join the sistarhood!

We are SO excited to introduce a new offering that is very near and dear to our hearts! We have created the Tune to the Moon Sistarhood and 2018 Moonthly Planner! 

If you join the Sistarhood we will send you the Moonthly Tune to the Moon Printable Planners for each moon cycle of 2018! You will also have a spot in our private community of healers, mystics, artists, and dreamers! 

You can also buy the entire planner separately! 


New Moon in Sagittarius

Dec. 17/18th 

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A Sagittarius New Moon highlights adventure, trying something new, and shifting to a new outlook or perspective. The Card pulled is the Lunar Eclipse: Sovereignty. You are being asked to step into your power. There is also larger energy at play with the shifting of power in the world. What does it mean to be whole unto yourself? How would this impact your life and the next year ahead? Aim your bow high and and set standards higher for your quality of life! 

Work with the energies of Sunstone and Moonstone to balance and merge the masculine and feminine within yourself. You will feel ready for this new voyage and grounded in your intuition!

First Quarter in Aries

Dec. 26th 

When Aries is in the First Quarter Moon, the energy is high! You may feel the pull to go, go, go, or your temper may get the best of you. The card pulled for this phase is the Super Moon: The Wild Card! Anything can happen today! So it is important to take a step back and see what elements are running rampant around you. Is Fire energy all consuming? Use Aquamarine to soothe any tempers and impatience. Is your mind (the Air element) on the fritz? Amethyst will calm any anxieties and boost your creativity. Are you emotions flowing everywhere? Black Tourmaline can ground and protect your energy, while Citrine can lighten your spirits. Is you body feeling sluggish? Red Jasper can gently ground and stimulate your Root chakra, or a good workout session might be in order. The point is to tend to your elemental bodies when the Super Moon card is pulled. The elemtns are highlighted and energy can be chaotic. Focusing on balance and nourishment is key to moving through this energy.

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Full Moon in Cancer

Jan. 2nd 2018

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Cancer is ruled by the Moon in astrology, so this Full Moon will feel extra cozy and lovely to kick off 2018. The card pulled is The Waning Crescent: Support. Cancer rules the hearth and home, while the Sun in Capricorn highlights family, tradition, and responsibility. Stay close to your family and tribe at this time. There may be a family member who needs you support right now, but is too afraid to ask or is too prideful (Capricorn energy can do this). Do not be afraid to reach out and show your love through action. If you need help with something, simply ask and let yourself receive this help and love. 

Blue Lace Agate can help you lovingly communicate with your family, while Amazonite strengthens bonds.

Last Quarter in Libra

Jan. 8th 2018

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During any quarter moon it is always a good time to check in and restore balance. On the First Quarter we tended to the elemental realms, and now with a Libra Last Quarter moon check in with your heart. Libra rules relationships, so ask yourself have you been cultivating them? Including your relationship with yourself? Is there a balance of giving and receiving? The card pulled is Gemini: The Twins... pulling a zodiac card can indicate a person in  your life. Is there a Gemini in your life that you want to get closer with, or you need to have a discussion with? Now is the time. In Tarot, Gemini is the sign of the Lover's  card, indicating a merging of two energies... masculine/feminine, light/shadow... what is merging within you?

Work with Rose Quartz to open your heart and balance the energy of giving and receiving within.


Spirit de la Lune 2018 calendars coming soon

The key to this cycle is BALANCE. Trust your intuition, listen to your instincts, and connect with each of your elemental realms. You will feel a shift in energy and feel balanced for the new year ahead.

Now is a great time to try the Wolf Moon reading from the Spirit de la Lune Guidebook! Please share your readings with us!

We are also going to be releasing our 2018 Calendars this month! Be sure to be signed up for our newsletter for the release date. Or sign up for the Sistarhood for exclusive discounts! 

 

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Lunar Blessings Marissa and Rachael

Full Cold Moon Ceremony | Creating a Witches Yule Bauble

Happy Super Moon in Gemini!

The Winter season is upon us in the Northern Hemisphere as our Full Cold Moon transitions into the trickster sign of Gemini. This Full Moon is the harbinger of transformation and change for us as the Winter season creeps it's way into our lands and our lives.

The Winter season can cause us to face our own darkness in a way that is both helpful and transformative to us if we allow it.  

This Full Moon is also a Super Moon!

Super Moon's take place when a full moon coincides with the moon's pedigree... this is a rare event that causes the moon to be 14-15% larger during this cycle, which makes this lunar energy even more potent!

The Gemini influence from both the Full moon and Mercury are going to make that trickster energy feel even more prevalent in our lives, so try to practice some patience with others and yourself.

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The card that we pulled for this phase last month was even the Super Moon card, and our reminder was to be prepared for anything during this time...

"The emotionally charged Full Moon is in the airy sign of Gemini and goes opposite the Sun in Sagittarius on the 3rd, while on the 1st, Venus entered Sagittarius.. igniting many aspects of communication within our relationships and how we express ourselves to others..."

Mercury is going retrograde today in the sign of Sagittarius; the Explorer, so try to look at things in a new way during this time. Answers can be revealed to you when you look outside the box and realize that anything is possible, and Sagittarius is certainly one of the most creative and open-minded of the zodiac.

There is nothing to be afraid of during a Mercury Retrograde. Keep an open mind. Allow this time to show you what is no longer working in your life, and begin to rebuild in the most innovative way you can find! 

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The skies are offering us very potent energy.. we are working with the explosive energy of Air and Fire right now.. so it's important to set some solid intentions for the season ahead!

In tonight's Full Moon Ceremony, we are getting in touch with our inner kitchen and creating Witches Baubles for the Yule Season!

 

But before we get into our Witches Baubles... 

 

 

We have some very exciting news! 

We are SO excited to introduce a new offering that is very near and dear to our hearts! We have created the Tune to the Moon Sistarhood and 2018 Moonthly Planner! 

If you join the Sistarhood we will send you the Moonthly Tune to the Moon Printable Planners each monthly cycle! You will also have a spot in our private community of healers, mystics, artists, and dreamers! 

You can also buy the entire planner separately! 

 

Witches Yule Bauble 

Tonight we are honoring both the Full Cold Moon and Mercury Retrograde by capturing and encapsulating our intentions for the season ahead. 

These are similar to Witches Bottles, but can be hung on your Yule Tree! Our first idea was to create an herb bundle that could be either buried in a bottle or burned in a fire, but the idea of hanging it on a yule tree seemed extra magickal for the season.

You can choose to do whatever you'd like with your witches bauble/bottle. However you choose to set your intention is up to you. Whatever you choose to do, we would love to see it on instagram! Be sure to tag us so we can see it!

Sometimes putting our goal where we can see it daily can help remind us of our intentions. This Full Moon ceremony is a perfect way to solidify and set your intention while putting it somewhere where you can look at it at each passing. 

A Yule tree carries great symbolism and in a way is an altar in of itself, what we hang and put on our tree is very important to our personal beliefs. So amp up your yule time altar by placing a beautiful and herbal-charged ornament onto your yule tree!

We are using herbs that are both in season for the holidays, supportive of the mercury retrograde, can be found at your local grocery store, and have plenty of magical uses!

You may even already have some in your cupboards... 

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You will need:

Clear plastic or glass ornaments with removable tops. (We found ours at the dollar store!) 

Dried herbs of choice

Small crystals of choice

Intention or goal

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For this bauble we used Aster, Pine, Lavender, Apple, Gypsum Baby's Breath, Cinnamon, Bay, and Garnet. 

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Aster- Patience, love, elegance, daintiness, 

Pine- Strength, rebirth, purification

Lavender- Peace, relaxation, protection

Apple- Love, romance, luck

Gypsum- Eternal Love, innocence, pureness

Cinnamon- Clairvoyance, communication, passion

Bay- Psychic abilities, wisdom, vision

Garnet- Inspiration, passion, connection

Our favorite recourses for herbs: A-Z Herb Use, Herbal Riot

Instructions are rather self explanatory... ;) We are placing the herbs of our choice and our intention into a clear holiday ornament. Remember to do everything with intention to invoke the magick of the season. (The Full Moon energy is best felt three days before and three days after the Full Moon, so no need to rush this Ceremony!)

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Instructions:

1. Begin with an intention for the cycle ahead. You can use last year's "Word of the Year Ritual" for inspiration, or come up with your own solid goal. Write this on either a (small) bay leaf, or a small piece of paper.

2, Place some smaller dried herbs and small crystals into the bottom of the ornament.

3. Put the intention into the ornament.

4. Put your dried herbs and flowers into the ornament.

5. Put ornament cap back on.

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Charge your Witches Bauble under tonight's Full Moon while hanging on your Yule Tree, or put it outside under the Full Moon with your deck and a crystal grid, then hang on your tree for the Winter Season. 

As you pass your ornament each day, remember your goal and intention. Send yourself love and energy as you strive to accomplishment your goals each day. Remember it's the small daily steps that lead to miracles ahead.

Happy Full Cold Moon!

Spirit de la Lune 2018 calendars coming soon

Again, we would love to see your bauble/ornament! Tag us on facebook or instagram so we can see and feature your photos! 

Have a wonderful holiday season! Don't forget to check back in for the New Moon Reading on the 17th, and for the Moon Sistarhood Circle Opening on the 18th! 

We are also going to be releasing our 2018 Calendars this month! Be sure to be signed up for our newsletter for the release date. Or sign up for the Sistarhood for exclusive discounts! 

 

Lunar Blessings Marissa and Rachael

New Moon in Scorpio- Entering the Cold Moon Cycle 2017

Happy New Moon! 

IT's time to enter the waters of rebirth

Winter is slowly creeping it's way in. Much of the northern hemisphere is experiencing increasing darkness as the days grow shorter and colder. This New Moon ushers in the Cold Moon Cycle, signifying a time of both hibernation and rebirth.

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A New Moon always represents rebirth and the beginning of a new cycle, but this New Moon in particular holds potent energy for a powerful transformation. Your soul may be calling you to go through deep waters to access this rebirth, but walking through the Winter of your soul will be worth it.

There are many lessons to be found within the cold.. the Winter season can provide a true testament to the strength of our soul. Let this Scorpio season take you deep within yourself to witness the powers of your  transformation.

 

New Moon in Scorpio | Spirit de la Lune energy Report Cold Moon 2017

 

Tune to the moon!

Grab a cup of tea or cider & read on to see what this New Moon cycle has in store for you! 


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New Moon

In Scorpio

November 18th 2017

 

 

Tonight's New Moon in Scorpio intensifies the already intense energy we may be feeling as we experience the change in seasons. Scorpio is a watery sign that evokes our intuition and intensifies our feelings. 

You may be feeling more vulnerable than normal during this Scorpio cycle. It's almost like our emotional volume knob gets turned up when the moon is in Scorpio, so a New Moon in Scorpio can provide for a very intense time!

Your psychic awareness and intuition may be sharpened, and if you are an empath, be sure to cleanse yourself during this New Moon. Emotionally you may feel more sensitive than normal. Sensuality and sexuality may be on the forefront of your mind as well during this time.

New Moon in Scorpio | Spirit de la Lune energy Report Cold Moon 2017

This New Moon offers a total rebirth on an emotional, physical and spiritual level. Take advantage of this fresh new energy that is available to you.

Travel deep within your soul and find out what it is you need for this rebirth to happen.

Don't be afraid to look within your darkness to understand yourself better during this coming Cold Moon Cycle. 

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The Card Pulled for this phase is the Blue Moon card, with the message of Renewal; a perfect card to pull for such deep waters we are about to tread.

The Blue Moon represents a rare opportunity for renewal and a fresh perspective and outlook coming your way. 

This New Moon truly is an important time for telling the universe what it is that you want. Renewal can come to us in many ways, so seek out your own way of finding renewal.

Self care is important, and you will be better for it in the future.

Snow Forest | Spirit de la Lune

 

First Quarter Moon

in Aquarius

November 26th 2017

 

 

The First Quarter Moon takes place in Aquarius on the 26th of November. The First Quarter Cycle is represented by the fire element; as the moon grows in the sky, our own personal energy is ignited in many ways as well. This First Quarter Moon takes place in the dreamy sign of Aquarius.

You may be feeling extra inspired during this time! Your visions and goals may soon be coming to fruition, and you may be on the verge of completing something big in your life. Maintain and hold your vision. Trust in yourself and the goals you have put into place and go after your dreams.

New Moon in Scorpio | Spirit de la Lune energy Report Cold Moon 2017

Activate your goals by meditating and visualizing the outcome. Use your imagination to help you visualize the details to help you truly ignite your goals and intentions.

The card pulled for this phase is the Guidance Card. The answers to your questions will be shown to you.

It may be that you are on the brink of finishing something big right now.. if you are feeling unsure of yourself, try reaching out to those in your community or tribe for feedback and advice.

There is guidance available to you at this time, either through the help of those that love you or within your own intuitive self. Access this guidance from within through visual mediation. Take advantage of the moon in Aquarius to access your pool of inner knowledge. 

 

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Full Cold Moon

in Gemini

December 3rd 2017

 

The Full Moon takes place in Gemini on December 3rd. The moon in Gemini might have you feel outgoing and extroverted. You could be finding yourself more light hearted, cheerful and sociable than normal. 

The Full Moons represent fulfillment, celebration and the turning point of a cycle; after tonight, the moon will begin to wane back to New. This Full Moon in particular is also signaling the coming Winter season ahead for those of us on the Northern Hemisphere.

Seek comfort in your Ebb...

What does this mean? This New Moon cycle is all about the winding down of the seasons, embracing our darkness and embarking on transformation... Find the comfort in the chaos and look for the peace in the unfolding. The Winter season is inevitable, (even if you don't experience literal snow where you live!) so you might as well learn to adapt in the best way possible! 

Do something to honor yourself and aid in your relaxation right now. Go into hibernation mode if you have to- whatever that might mean to you. Take a nice bath with a cup of coffee, binge watch your favorite show with a glass of wine, or stay in with a nice sketchbook or novel. You define your level of comfort. Seek out the experiences and rituals that offer you comfort even if the outside world is full of chaos.

New Moon in Scorpio | Spirit de la Lune energy Report Cold Moon 2017

The card pulled for this phase is the Super Moon card. Be prepared for anything during this phase. 

The emotionally charged Full Moon is in the airy sign of Gemini and goes opposite the Sun in Sagittarius on the 3rd, while on the 1st, Venus entered Sagittarius.. igniting many aspects of communication within our relationships and how we express ourselves to others.

The Super Moon card indicates that a lot is going on... and anything is possible, so watch your emotions, be mindful of your habits, and choose your words wisely.

Mercury also goes retrograde on the 3rd in the sign of Sagittarius! It's important to keep an open mind and go with the flow. Use the time in Scorpio to delve into your spiritual studies and practices. Tune yourself to the moon and truly listen to your intuition before acting. Remember that Mercury retrograde is not a bad thing!

It is a normal occurrence that holds the opportunity to bring you closer to yourself and others. Your communication methods (and even technology) may be put to the test during this time, but it's nothing to worry about. Mercury Retrograde has a way of showing us what needs to be reworked for our lives to flow smoother in the future.

Don't forget to check back on December 3rd for the Full Moon Ceremony honoring the Cold Moon! 

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Last Quarter Moon

In Virgo

December 10th 2017

 

 

The Last Quarter Moon takes place in the sign of Virgo, the Healer. The Virgo energy, mixed with the Last Quarter Moon may have you feeling a bit on edge. There is going to be a lot of energy and it will need a place to go! 

On December 9th, Mars enters the intense sign of Scorpio and amps up the energy and powerful emotions even more. The Waning Moon may have you wanting to finish up goals or tie up loose ends which is important as that energy does need to go somewhere. 

Utilize this Virgo energy by looking for ways you can bring more organization into your life for the new year ahead. Virgo holds the ability to solve organizational problems in a creative way. So allow the Virgo within you to do it's job during the Waning/Last Quarter Cycle. You can organize areas of your home, donate to a thrift store, brainstorm new ideas for the upcoming year, etc.

New Moon in Scorpio | Spirit de la Lune energy Report Cold Moon 2017

The card pulled for this phase is the Connect card. Remember that everything is connected!

This Virgo energy may be calling you to clean your house and organize small aspects of your life, but understand that this is connected to larger areas of your life. Everything is connected!

It's been said that the way we do one thing is the way we do everything.. try keeping your home organized and clean or working with a to-do list more consecutively and see what clarity it can bring to different areas in your life. 

This will also be important for the transition of Saturn into Capricorn on December 20th. This transit will bring our careers and our social status into focus. You may find yourself more driven towards self discipline. So use this time to help prepare yourself.

 

New Moon in Scorpio | Spirit de la Lune energy Report Cold Moon 2017

Have a happy New Moon! 

Remember to prepare for the winter season ahead. Tonight is a powerful night, so be sure to set a solid intention.

Don't forget to cleanse and charge your crystals and decks under the New Moon.While you are at it, cleanse your body and nourish your soul in any way you can..

 

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Self care is important during this time! What are your favorite ways of taking care of your Self during the New Moon? Tell us in the comments! 

2017 Full Crone Moon Cauldron Ceremony

Happy Full Moon!

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Are you ready to connect to the Crone? The Crone's cauldron is her tool for alchemy, activation, clearing, and transformation. We will be exploring cauldron magick this Full Moon weekend! The Full Moon is a Supermoon, so Her energy will feel potent all weekend long. A Full Moon in Taurus ignites all the senses and embraces relaxation, pampering, and pleasure. So we are making some witchy recipes in our cauldrons that do just that!

Below are 3 ways to work with the cauldron's in your life this Full Moon. Try them all together for a full night of celebration, or pick and choose what you need right now. Listen to your intuition!


The Cauldron Bath

Circe Indiviosa. John William Waterhouse. 1892

Circe Indiviosa. John William Waterhouse. 1892

Our bathtubs can become big cauldrons to ignite, relax, and clear our cells and energy fields with a little intention and magick. 

All you will need is:

  • 2-3 cups of salt: epsom, pink salt, or sea salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons of oil - coconut oil is my favorite
  • 10 drops of essential oil - you can make any mixture you prefer, but I love Ylang Ylang, especially for this Venusian Moon (Taurus is ruled by Venus)
  • Any herbs and dried flowers for more prettiness, but completely optional

Combine all your ingredients in a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon (or your wooden wand!) Draw your bath, set the mood, and light candles, surround your bathtub, or cauldron with crystals and play enchanting music. Make yourself a cup of tea, and make sure you have a soft robe to put on afterward. 

When you bath is ready, take your bowl and pour your special recipe in. Stir the cauldron with your dominant hand, or the sale wooden spoon clockwise. As you stir your cauldron you can say something like this aloud:

"I call upon the elements of alchemy, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth, to be present during this healing ceremony. I ask the Crone (or any specific deity you choose) to be present and nourish these waters, that my body may seek refuge, healing, and transformation in this cauldron. And so it is."

Soak in this cauldron as long as you want. And make sure to hydrate yourself throughout and afterwards. If you do not have a bathtub, you can modify this recips to be a foot soak!


Cauldron Clearing

The Magic Circle. John William Waterhouse. 1886

The Magic Circle. John William Waterhouse. 1886

Our cauldrons can be used to alchemize plant allies, using their smoke and energy to clear our spaces and invoke new energy. Sacred smoke shifts energy and can bring us closer to our intentions.

If you don't have a witchy apothecary set up, do not fear! You can use dried herbs from your pantry! Here is what you need:

  • Your cauldron - fire proof container
  • Charcoal disc, or candle
  • Lighter
  • Your dried herbs - recipes are endless!

Fall Recipe:

  • Dried rosemary - 1 tablespoon
  • Dried ginger - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Pumpkin pie spice - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Star Anise (optional)

You can also add dried sage leaves, palo santo chips, for more smoke and aroma!

Combine all those ingredients into a bowl or mortar and pestle. Now, add 2 - 3 whole bay leaves. Bay leaves are known as Witch's note paper - you can write a word you would like to invoke into your energy field and then crumble it up into the rest of the incense.

Light your charcoal disc, or candle and set it in your cauldron. Now add pinches of the incense into the cauldron setting it on the disc or near the flame to make it smoke. You don't want to use it all up at once! Always be mindful and cautious, the cauldron can get hot! 

Start be clearing your energy and body, and then go around your house and clear each doorway and window- the thresholds of your home, letting energy in and out. You can say:

"Sacred smoke of the cauldron - shift the energy in the space, only (say your keywords or intentions here) can enter this place."

Say this at each threshold. And thank the elements, herbs, and Crone for their support and magick.


Cauldron Cider

Your very own soup pot or crockpot can be used to make healing brews and potions!

The Danaides. John William Waterhouse. 1888

The Danaides. John William Waterhouse. 1888

What you will need:

  • 1 liter of apple cider
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Apple slices - I used one apple
  • Cinnamon sticks - how ever many you would like!
  • A dash of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice - use as much as you would like
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cloves

Combine all the ingredients into your crockpot, and using a cinnamon stick, stir the cider clockwise and say:

"I stir this potion and set my intentions into motion. As the the light fades, and the dark sets in.. May this brew warm my heart and stoke my fires within."

Set it on the low setting and let it simmer for 2 hours. Serve then enjoy! Add a cinnamon stick to your mug to stir and for garnish! You can also let this simmer on the stove for about 30 minutes or so.


We hope you have a beautiful Supermoon weekend and let us know if you try any recipse from above! Be sure to charge your crystals and decks and try the Crone moon reading from the Spirit de la Lune guidebook!

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2017 Crone Moon Cycle Energy Report

Welcome to the Crone Moon...

...A moon cycle filled with magick, deep wisdom, and a cycle which asks you to stay receptive and open as the seasons wane. The Crone stirs you into her cauldron to be alchemized and transformed. This cycle is not for the faint of heart, and as it lands in the season of Scorpio this year... it will be more intense than ever.

Keep in mind that there are many names for each Moon cycle, and some people may resonate with the Blood Moon, Beaver Moon, or other names, but we are staying true to our Spirit de la Lune deck, and resonate with the Crone Moon energy this cycle. We follow the moon and stay flexible to her ebb and flow!

Uranus will be opposite both the New Moon and Venus during the Full Moon this cycle, so expect the unexpected. Remain open and flexible and have faith in your magick. This cycle I pulled a lot of reverse or tilted cards... so the energy is very topsy-turvy. Have faith that the Crone's cauldron will test you, but it won't be more than you can handle. 

Grab a warm brew and sit a spell, won't you? Let us begin.


10/19/17: New Moon in Libra

Tune in to the Deep

The New Moon in harmonious Libra will be disrupted by Uranus, creating twists and turns and will want to throw you off balance. But there is a method to this madness. Libran energy would rather focus on what creates more peace... which would be great, as long as it is not covering or masking a wound that needs to be seen. The card pulled for today is Waxing Crescent: Awareness. Tune in to your intuition and discernment now. The Crone Moon cycle will mostly be in Scorpio, so things will rise from the deep. Whatever is rising from the deep from within you right now, this is the key ingredient you need to throw in the cauldron to be transmuted. The external world is deep in this pot of unrest, injustice, fear, survival, and chaos. We are all feeling this to some degree... so we need to honor the deep emotions of rage, grief, despair, hunger, and yearning, that are surfacing for us.

They need to be heard and felt within us, so we can begin to make shifts outward into the world around us.

So what is surfacing for you? How can you bring more awareness to it, without judgment or shaming it? Do not cover it up. How can you honor these emotions and find peace with them?

Whatever it is this New Moon, throw it into the cauldron and let the magick begin.


10/27/17: First Quarter in Aquarius

What is Truly Worthy?

The First Quarter in Aquarius (who by the way, is ruled by Uranus, there he is again!), is a time to check in with the Water Bearer within you. Your air body (your mind) and water body (your emotions). Are they in alliance with each other right now? Is your rational mind leading, or are your emotions wreaking havoc? Or are they working together to serve you and the greater good? Continue to tune in with yourself. The card I pulled is Capricorn: The Achiever but in reverse... I felt really drawn to look into Capricorn further... remember this cycle is about going deeper. Get your hands dirty and dig deep into the soil of your terrain.

First Quarter in Aquarius 2017

I found that Pluto is still slowly moving through Capricorn right now until 2023. Pluto is the God of the Underworld, and in modern astrology ruler of Scorpio and we are in the Scorpio season! Of course we are reminded of this at this time. With Pluto in Capricorn, this is a push to find what is truly worthy of your time and energy. Be strategic with your precious energy right now... there is a lot going on, and you can better serve when you focus and direct your energy in an intense and intentional way, rather than in a scattered, multi-tasking sort of way. You will most likely feel drained and powerless if you put too much on your plate at one time. Pluto explores the use and misuse of power, and with Capricorn being the achiever and ambitious leader they are, what is fueling your desire for power? Is it controlling you? Are you using manipulation? Be open and honest with yourself. The Crone is supporting you in this.

Most importantly what is your power that is unique to you, and how can you use it to serve the greater good?

Throw this sacred ingredient into your cauldron.


10/31/2017: Halloween or Samhain in Pisces

Did you hear that? The spirits are calling!

I decided to pull a card for Halloween as well! On Samhain, the veils between realms is thin and we can tune into the spirit realm more easily than any other time in the year. This is a wonderful time to practice any type of divination to connect with your guides, Source, and your ancestors. Halloween also falls on a Waxing Gibbous in Pisces... the Psychic of the Zodiac... the energy in the cosmos is telling to you tap into your intuition and connect with the Divine! The card pulled is the Waning Gibbous: Listen, but tilted on its side. In order to listen to messages from other realms, we must be able to soften, and allow the messages to move through us. They will come to us in a way we can "hear" them. Some people feel them in their body, some hear voices, some see images flash before them. How does the Divine speak to you? And how can you prepare yourself to receive? If divination tools help, try scrying using water (perfect for watery Pisces), or read tea leaves, use your pendulum, or take out your own Spirit de la lune deck and try the Crone Moon reading in the guidebook. For many pagans and witches, Halloween is their New Year, so set new magickal intentions, celebrate, and connect into the different realms this night.

Remember to have fun and invoke joy!


11/3/17: Full Moon in Taurus

We are all Reflections

When Taurus is in her fullness and prime... She reflects all the beauty, magick, power, and potential we all have within. A Taurus Full Moon is like Botticelli's Birth of Venus... all are enamored and drawn into the euphoria and beauty she creates. However, Uranus is opposite Venus, who happens to be the ruler of Taurus on the Full Moon, taking the personal energy of Taurus and making it trans-personal... This feels awkward to Taurus and Venus. Remember to expect the unexpected,possibly in your relationships and you may feel a disconnect in your own skin. Coming back into your body will help... move your body in a way that feels good today.

The card pulled for this Full moon is Waning Gibbous: Reflection in reverse. The reflections of ourselves can be distorted at this time. You do not realize the impact you have on others. Whoever is in our lives, we chose each other to learn and grow from each other... we reflect to others what they need to see and hear and feel. Just as they do for us. People may be triggered by you today, and you may be oblivious and downright obstinate as to why (Stubborn as a bull, much? Or in this case, Taurus). Remember, we are always reflecting and sometimes projecting... which one is it for you right now? And if someone is triggering you, tap into the Taurus energy and check in with your body and the sensations it is telling you. What is this person reflecting to you? What in your life is being triggered? When this surfaces, you have an opportunity to shift it!

The Crone once again is stirring and brewing you in her cauldron.

Take these triggers and throw them in the cauldron. Or, do you feel completely vibrant and embodied today? Is Venus rising within you? Throw this into the cauldron as well. 

This cycle you are creating your own special brew with the Crone. The Full Moon ceremony we will be working with cauldron magick! Make sure to have a cauldron (fire proof container), some bay leaves, oils (carrier oil and essential oils of your choice), and an empty glass bottle, to work with!


11/10/17: Last Quarter in Leo

Dream Yourself Awake

A Last Quarter in Leo finds us releasing parts of ourselves that no longer serve the greater good, or keep us in a state of being small. Leo wants you to shine forth, since Leo is ruled by the Sun and our own Sun signs hold the energy and the potential light we can shine in the world (regardless if we are Leo or not). The card pulled is once again in reverse. It is the Waning Gibbous: Dream. You maybe holding onto a version of yourself that is unrealistic or sets you up to fail. Don't get me wrong, dreams are beautiful and keep us growing and expanding on our paths, but the shadow side of a Leo last quarter moon is self-sabotage. And if we let our ego dictate our dreams and not our higher selves... we will always play it small and always keep it just out of reach.

Last Quarter in Leo 2017

We are not meant to chase our dreams... we are meant to embody them!

So what "dream" of yours, is keeping you small and always chasing? What dream fills you up completely that you explode in radiance? Embody the latter.

Also, the dream world is very active in this season. Your dreams in your sleep can reveal so much about the dreams in your heart. Here is a little dream guide for you:

  • If you are having nightmares, keep lepidolite and angelite on your nightstand or in your pillowcase.
  • If you cannot activate or remember your dreams,  place labradorite on your nightstand... it may make your dreams very vivid and keep you up though, FYI!
  • Amethyst is an amazing dream time stone to work with... keep it close to you while you sleep!
  • Use a dream journal to track your dreams and notice any patterns or themes.
  •  In the morning before you get out of bed, use rosemary oil and rub the oil into the bottoms of your feet and third-eye to remember your dreams more clearly and wake you up for the day!

This Crone Moon Cycle is potent with possibility, transformation, and magick!

Are you ready for it?

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We hope this report helps you prepare, and begin to gather your items for your Samhain celebrations and the Full Moon Cauldron ceremony! Take some time to set intentions, charge your crystals and cards, and share any pictures with us through instagram!

We love you all so much!
 

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Create Your Own Moondala Full Moon Ceremony

Happy Full Moon! 

Blood Moon - Spirit de la lune Full Moon Ceremony

The nights are getting longer as the darkness of the Autumn Season is settling in.

Tonight's Full Blood Moon takes place in the fiery sign of Aries. Aries is an active and energetic sign exuding confidence and needing expression. This week the past may be stirred up as the full moon is currently squaring Pluto, which could cause some old unhealed wounds to come back to the surface to be re-examined and healed.

Venus and Mars is conjunct in Virgo today, an occurrence that hasn't been seen since 2015. This could mean some major cycles in your relationship are ending, and a sense of balance is being restored or healed in your life. 

These are pretty intense and dynamic times. The recent events in America, paired with the full moon energy may be causing conflicted and intense emotions within many. Especially if you are an empath.

The cycle presented to us on the last new moon was one of healing. And while the term healing often makes us think of rest and relaxation, this full moon is asking us to take action towards that healing. 

Our card pulled for this cycle was the "Create" card, which seems fitting for our current energy. There is a lot of energy wanting to get moving and it is needing to be expressed in some way.

Tonight's Full Moon ceremony taps into the creative energy.

Creating Your Own Moondala

Making Your Own Moondala Mandala | Spirit de la Lune

Mandala making is a very powerful creative meditation. It not only helps you slow down and sooth your mind, but it can show you powerful truths about yourself. You can even set an intention before beginning a mandala to help further intensify the energy behind it.

The Major Arcana cards of the Spirit de la Lune deck feature Mandalas. Mandalas contain images, colors and symbols to help spark your intuition or sooth your soul. The motion of creating in a circle is very natural and soothing to us as the circular shape is inherently harmonious. 

The cards are meant to unlock your intuition and spark insight, but creating your own mandala can be also helpful for your own soul's healing. You do not have to be a good artist to create a mandala! Mandalas are a sacred space, most often a simple circle that reveals inner truth about you and the world around you. 

Follow the simple steps below to create your very own Moondala!

Finding Your Inspiration

The first part of this ceremony includes a reading to gather insight and information for your moondala. Organize your Spirit de la Lune deck (or which ever deck you are using), separate the Moondala cards from the phase cards and pull a reading of 3-5 cards using the major arcana cards, and one card from the Minor Arcana. 

Spirit de la Lune Blood Moon Full Moon Reading

I chose 3 moondalas and 1 Phase card for this ceremony. 3 Moondalas full of symbols, colors and images for inspiration, and 1 phase card for the overall central theme.

Don't worry too much about a spread. For this ceremony we are just looking at the symbols, colors and themes that stand out the most to you.

Looking at the cards in front of you, see if you can find an overall theme or lesson for your mandala. Begin to notice elements from each of the cards. Look at the small details, the shapes, petals, or symbols within the card. 

Take notice of the colors you see as well, and how it makes you feel.

Set aside these cards for inspiration for your mandala. You can take elements of each of these mandalas and combine them into your very own Moondala.

Making a Mandala

Here's what you need: 

Pencil

Eraser

Paper

Pen

Ruler

Circles to trace: Tape, lips, plates, cups all work! (Or a handy-dandy circle maker (found at Hobby Lobby))

Coloring tools (I chose watercolor)

There are many many ways to make a mandala. This is the process that I used to create the Moondala cards in Spirit de la Lune. It's simple, fun and meditative. 

You can set an intention before you begin creating your mandala, but you do NOT have to know what your moondala will look like before you begin. In fact, I rarely ever do. This is expression, don't plan it out or think about it too much. 

1.  Trace the outer circle. You can use a small dinner plate, or a bowl to help create your outer circle. 

Create your own Moondala Mandala | Spirit de la Lune
Create your own Moondala Mandala | Spirit de la Lune
Create your own Moondala Mandala | Spirit de la Lune

2. Find the center of your circle using a ruler. Make a small dot right in the center for your reference point.

3. From the center of the circle, begin to trace your other circles, working your way from small to large. Be sure each circle is centered. Using tape rings, or lids is helpful so you can see where the center is at. 

For variation in your Moondala, stagger the spacing of the rings. 

4. Take your ruler, and draw a light line through the center of the circle, and segment it out a few times. 

I divided mine into 8 sections. You can do as many or as little as you would like! The more segments - the more detailed your mandala will be.

Create your own Moondala Mandala | Spirit de la Lune
Create your own Moondala Mandala | Spirit de la Lune

5. Add your center symbol.

The image in the center of the mandala often represents the overall theme of a mandala.

Look back over your cards and find the symbol you want to use for your theme and center point. 

I chose to use the phase card that I pulled as the center of the Mandala. You can add any element you would like from your reading to the center.

6. Now is the time to set your intention as you draw some of the shapes found in the cards. You may helpful insights as you begin creating and filling in the designs on your mandala.

Create your own Moondala Mandala | Spirit de la Lune

Using your other cards, begin to fill in the "bullseye/grid" with elements from your cards that you feel speak the most to you. 

Many of the cards have simple shapes, like triangles, circles or half circles/petals.

Use the guides and the grid to help keep your mandala centered and balanced as you fill in your details.

Don't worry about perfection! I'm sure that if you look too closely at the cards, you'll find many imperfections. That's often the beauty of creating. 

Allow yourself to feel into the flow of creating. Let things come to you. If you want to add something to your mandala that isn't from your cards, go for it! 

As you work on your mandala, remember to work in a circle. Start from the center and work your way towards the edges. Rotate your page, or physically move around it. Let yourself feel that circular energy as your focus goes within and around the circle you are creating.

Mandalas will draw you inward as you work on them. The are innately introspective shapes. Allow yourself to get lost in the shapes you are drawing. Ask yourself why you chose to draw petals, or stars. Ask yourself what the meaning behind this mandala may be. 

Once you have the drawing of your mandala done, it's time to add color! 

Create your own Moondala Mandala | Spirit de la Lune

I chose to paint mine with watercolor since that's my favorite medium and what I originally did the deck in. Choose whatever medium you feel most comfortable with. Colored pencil, or marker would look great! 

Take time to work from the center out again. And be mindful of your color choice. Work with the colors from your reading if you can't think of what colors to use. Ask yourself why you are drawn to the colors you are. Colors also hold many meanings! 

The final step is to line your final Moondala in pen. I use Micron art pens, but any pen would work! This is the final step that give it that completed Moondala Feel. 

This is a good time to fill in any last minute details or embellishments on your mandala. The black lining really helps things pop and stand out.

Create your own Moondala Mandala | Spirit de la Lune
Create your own Moondala Mandala | Spirit de la Lune

When your Moondala is complete, set up a crystal grid over it and set it under the Full Moon to activate it. You can hang your moondala in your home, use it as an altar piece, or do what Tibetan monks do with their completed mandalas- destroy them. 

But I prefer to keep mine. 

Mandalas are a meditative art form, and can take quite a bit of time if you choose to do a large one. We would LOVE to see any mandalas you create with us tonight on this Full Moon in Aries.

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Such a wonderful time to tap into our creative gifts and express some of these intense emotions we are feeling! 

Happy Full Moon! 

 

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